SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINES

Our very first in-house project as Dalton Farrow Designs was this pick and place unit for loading/unloading stainless steel sinks to various presses. There were single drainers, double drainers both right and left hand, some were post formed, there was even a round lid, (there were 11 variants in all), hence the array of locators on the load table.

Missing from this photograph are the grippers for the pick and place unit which utilised vacuum cups to grip the sinks and sensors for component variant identification.

AUTOMATION

If  you require dedicated or flexible Automation, we have worked on in-line  cells, rotary cells and pallet machines, including designing loading carousels, skive off units and rotary table, implementing the use of  bowl feeders and linear feeders...  from pressing bushes and seals into housings to complete auto assembly of drill gear boxes, clutch assembly to automatic screw and nut feeders and screw driving.

PICK AND PLACE UNIT FOR VARIOUS SINKS
PICK AND PLACE UNIT FOR VARIOUS SINKS

Industry Sectors

Although the company was started initially targeting the automotive industry, we have expanded into many different industry sectors, these include but are not limited to :-

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Inspection and Test Equipment
  • Military
  • Sub-Sea
  • Automation
  • Jig & Tool

The industry sectors in which we have been involved has been extremely diverse.

Diversification has been the key to our success, with fluctuations in the fortunes of most industries, the need to be flexible and adapt has been essential. Flexibility has also kept us keen, constantly learning about different businesses, processes and techniques, enabling us to utilise and apply these techniques where appropriate.